Mozilla  Firefox Mozilla's Firefox is a web browser.  (It's like Internet Explorer, only much better for you and your stud...
Better than IE? How? <ul><li>Firefox is FOSS. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox is full of features. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox off...
Firefox is FOSS <ul><li>Free Software - “a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improv...
Firefox is Full of Features <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Full zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Spell checker </li></ul>Great f...
Security <ul><li>Parental controls </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up blocker </li></ul><ul><li>Password manager </li></ul><ul><li>P...
Full Zoom This becomes this. To zoom in Firefox,  just hold down Ctrl and use the scroll button on the mouse.
Spell Checker Teach students to right-click and select  the correct spelling,  or have them find the correct spelling  on ...
Firefox Offers Endless Customization Features Add-ons  are the cornerstone of customization, and are what really makes Fir...
Text-to-Speech <ul><li>Accessibar - also includes other accessibility features (e.g., change font and background color) </...
Calculators <ul><li>These add-ons offer an alternative to buying scientific calculators: </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing Calcul...
Research <ul><li>Notefish - allows users to save, organize, and share snippets of web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero - hel...
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  • Please note that the intended audience is educators who use IE or who are new to Firefox. This presentation does not incorporate some of the tools a power user might require. Be sure you click on blue (hyperlinked) text. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
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    1. 1. Mozilla Firefox Mozilla's Firefox is a web browser. (It's like Internet Explorer, only much better for you and your students!) Make sure you click on blue (hyperlinked) text.
    2. 2. Better than IE? How? <ul><li>Firefox is FOSS. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox is full of features. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox offers endless customization features. </li></ul>Firefox runs on Windows or Mac. Windows: 2000 or higher Mac: OS X 10.4 or higher Click here for more information on system requirements.
    3. 3. Firefox is FOSS <ul><li>Free Software - “a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.” (FSF, 2007, ¶3) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source - access to the source code under certain distribution terms </li></ul>FOSS= Free Open Source Software Free is better!
    4. 4. Firefox is Full of Features <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Full zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Spell checker </li></ul>Great for those with visual impairments! These are just a few.
    5. 5. Security <ul><li>Parental controls </li></ul><ul><li>Pop-up blocker </li></ul><ul><li>Password manager </li></ul><ul><li>Phishing and malware protection </li></ul>For more information on Firefox's security, click here . The add-on, Ad Block Plus will completely remove ads from websites. (This keeps students from accidentally clicking on ads!)
    6. 6. Full Zoom This becomes this. To zoom in Firefox, just hold down Ctrl and use the scroll button on the mouse.
    7. 7. Spell Checker Teach students to right-click and select the correct spelling, or have them find the correct spelling on their own to make edits.
    8. 8. Firefox Offers Endless Customization Features Add-ons are the cornerstone of customization, and are what really makes Firefox exceptional for education. Here are a few examples.
    9. 9. Text-to-Speech <ul><li>Accessibar - also includes other accessibility features (e.g., change font and background color) </li></ul><ul><li>Parolu - for webpages written in Esperanto </li></ul><ul><li>FoxLingo - “The Ultimate Language Tool!” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Page Translation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports 52 languages </li></ul></ul>There are also 75 different language dictionary add-ons. Click here to see them.
    10. 10. Calculators <ul><li>These add-ons offer an alternative to buying scientific calculators: </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing Calculator Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Galculator </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul>
    11. 11. Research <ul><li>Notefish - allows users to save, organize, and share snippets of web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero - helps users collect, manage, and cite research sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo - social bookmarking uses the power of others' searches to improve research </li></ul>
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